More than a third of people with uncontrolled hypertension don’t know their blood pressure is too high and are not receiving treatment to control it, placing them at increased risk for heart attack or stroke. Blood pressure medicine can protect the heart, brain, and kidneys but only if patients take it and keep their blood pressure controlled. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) is an important clinical tool to help clinicians make the diagnosis of hypertension and use of SMBP for those with high blood pressure can improve blood pressure control.

Undiagnosed Hypertension

Medication Adherence

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring